Design Trip – Denmark

I recently returned from a design trip to Copenhagen, where the Interior Design department visited many museums, galleries and buildings to develop our practice.  What I noticed on the trip was how I have started to question design in relation to my visual cultural studies since starting the academic year. In relation to areas in … Continue reading Design Trip – Denmark

A Year of Learning…

So being a busy-bee student has definitely been a real adventure this academic year... but what a blast and I love every minute of it. Next week I get my final crit from Tutors for my latest project.  I have been charged to design a Pavilion (full on Architecture style, from fixings to weights to … Continue reading A Year of Learning…

10 Practitioners I love…

This is a piece I had to write for mu Uni blog... I think it's interesting to really look at how you are inspired by previous designers... Imagine you are going to curate an exhibition on the history of your discipline. Compile a list of 10 practitioners (or specific pieces of work) that you would include and write brief notes on … Continue reading 10 Practitioners I love…

Object of Desire – Bespoke Wallpaper

This week's obsession is not the Royal Wedding for me, but the amazing new wallpapers which I keep seeing everywhere as new designers embrace the digital printing possibilities that are now available.  It seems that interior trends are embracing large scale and bright patterns, and while they may not be for everyone's taste I love … Continue reading Object of Desire – Bespoke Wallpaper

The Influence of the Bright Young Things

I have a huge obsession with early 20th century literature, especially authors like Evelyn Waugh, Somerset Maugham and Nancy Mitford.  They describe an age of elegance, beautiful houses, artistic endeavours, privilege but also the advancement of social mobility and change.  The books are bitter, funny and sharp. In real life, a group of people emerged … Continue reading The Influence of the Bright Young Things